Jobs at Barnes Brinkcraft 

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Marine Engineer

Linen Staff (flexible, permanent and temporary positions) with immediate start dates







Marine Engineer

Work on the Beautiful Norfolk Broads with a friendly team, good pay & benefits, and many opportunities to learn and gain additional certification and qualifications.  Come and Join Barnes Brinkcraft!


  • Excellent earning potential salary £30-£45k plus overtime on top too!
  • Continuous on-the-job training and development opportunities inc. Gas Registration
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Opportunity to take a boat out on the Norfolk Broads – when not on hire
  • Short-term accommodation on a boat, to help with relocation.
  • A van may be provided for the right candidate.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free Parking
  • On-site parking
  • Friendly, fun team
  • Lots of fabulous wildlife!

Skills & Abilities

You are an experienced marine engineer, preferably practised at working on river and estuary boats.  Specific expertise working with modern marine electrics including inverters, marine generators, & battery systems would be a real bonus, but we are happy to train the right candidate.  You are keen to expand your knowledge of modern control systems.  You’re a friendly person capable of problem-solving on the go, often interacting with hire boat customers, and occasionally working at quite a pace.  You have a full driver’s licence

Education & Experience

Ideally, you have experience working on hire boats, or modern inland or estuary craft. You can turn your hand to a wide variety of skills including boat maintenance, plumbing, and electrics and enjoy on-the-go problem solving.

Work Hours

Full-Time Standard working week 42.5 hrs. In the summer that will include most (but not all) Saturdays. In season you will also be required to work some after-hours on-call duties (Payment for this will be in addition to your basic salary and includes a retainer plus fee for each call out – averaging an additional £300 per week on-call )

Workplace Conditions

We are a close-knit team and enjoy working together, which is a must on busy turn-round days at the boatyard. You’ll also get out and about in the Broads National Park meeting customers onboard our boats.


Your pay will reflect your experience. We expect this to be between £30k and £45k pa.  After-hours on-call duties are paid in addition to the basic salary

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£45,000.00 per year, plus overtime

Expected hours: No less than 42 per week.

Work Location: In person Wroxham, Norfolk

Next Steps

Please contact our head of engineering,  Philip Baker  by mobile or email to find out more about the job

Tel:  07795442374



Linen Staff 


2 to 4 days a week (inc Saturdays)

Workdays are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

Standard hours are 9 am to 3 pm, with a 4 pm finish on Saturdays

We can be flexible with start and finish times to tailor around parents with young children at school

We can accommodate time off during school holidays for families, on a request basis

You will need to work some bank holidays and for the majority of the school holidays

You will usually work in pairs or a group


Whilst we would like people who have experience, we are happy to offer on-the-job training


Use of dayboats when available


Over 21 yrs old £11.50 or £11.80 with previous experience

18 to 20 yrs £9.00

16 to 17 yrs £7.00


Start date – Easter School Holidays – end date October

This is a temporary job but could lead to a permanent position as we do keep cleaning staff on over the winter months

The Company

Barnes Brinkcraft provides hire boats and holiday cottages in the Norfolk Broads, It is a busy and friendly place to work

Next steps

To apply please get in touch with Sheila on or ring her on 07955096851 to discuss the job.




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"Amazing experience great for the price lovely whole day the man was very friendly and told us everything we needed to know will be"
- Christina Sutton
"Great experience. The young lady who handed the boat over was very helpful and informative. Will definitely book again."
- Paul Pinder
"It was my first time on a boat and absolutely loved it ... Price is very reasonable staff friendly. We hired the picnic boat with toilet and cooking facilities, which was very handy. I will definitely do it again. Next time boat holiday"
- Sally Day
"Amazing day on the river bure 4th time on the broads on a day boat and for the price best boat we have hired great weather and scenery , staff friendly and helpful , was great having cooking facilities and toilet on board boat easy to control for beginner's, getting an ice cream on the river from an ice cream boat was an amazing way to to spend cruising the river, next time I hire will be with Barnes brinkcraft for a week holiday with some fishing included."
- Carl Robinson
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